Resident Artist

Above, from top to bottom: Grace Zuñiga. Photo courtesy the artist. Grace Zuñiga, “Empacho,” 2012. Handmade charcoal and resin. Photo by the artist.

Grace Zuñiga

Medium: Mixed Media
Residency: September 1, 2013–
May 31, 2014

Grace Zuñiga was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 2007, she received her BFA from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, with a focus in photography. In 2012, Grace received her MFA in studio art, with a focus in printmaking, from the University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art in Athens, Georgia. Grace recently accepted a position as Visual Art Curator at MECA-Houston and is an adjunct instructor at Houston Community College – Central.

Grace says her work is about transformation and the process of transforming. “My media consists of, but is not limited to, handmade charcoal, handmade paper, resin, and various metals. When these materials are combined, they create a larger form and composition that exceed the singularity of an object.”  While in residence at HCCC, Grace wants to see these works grow in scale and to develop a strong body of installation-based work.

Grace has exhibited both nationally and internationally in venues such as The Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas; The Sharjah Gallery in Cairo, Egypt; and, recently, a solo show at the Paper Circle Gallery in Nelsonville, Ohio.  In 2010, Grace studied printmaking and papermaking in the UGA Cortona Program in Cortona, Italy.  She will be with HCCC through May of 2014.  For more information, visit https://www.gracezuniga.com/.

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The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

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